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December's update brings you three popular Buchschmid and Gretaux wood inlay subjects. You may have seen these before, but the examples shown here with our December update are other examples of those favorite subjects. It is useful to compare these to the other pieces of the same title which you will find in our other "B & G" pages.

Our December update brings you three new examples of some of the most popular Buchschmid and Gretaux wood inlay pictures.

The first one is the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle - the real life stuff of fairytales.

The owner of this lovely picture Charles (Chuck) Fagan, tells us that the BG logo on his picture is located in the lower right corner, whereas our example on page 3 of this series is located in the lower left hand corner.

We checked this out and found that Chuck is absolutely right, it is in the lower left hand corner of our earlier example!

This is obviously a popular subject from the Buchschmid and Gretaux catalogue and a goodly number of this subject must have been produced.

Unfortunately with the passing of Otto Chlup we lost all reference to production quantities of certain subjects, so we must assume the amounts of certain subjects from the amount of feedback we get from you our web visitors.

One thing we are sure of is that most of the Buchschmid and Gretaux wood inlay works were produced in batches of ten.

This was limited by their packet cutting methods which would physically limit the veneer packs to a maximum of ten pieces of veneer per pack.

There were 'one offs' of certain subjects, but these were rare special orders.


The next two Buchschmid and Gretaux Wood Inlay pieces which are Rothenburg and Berchtesgaden were sent into us by web visitor Eileen Alicea to see if anyone would be interested in purchasing them.

Although we do not operate as a broker, seller or intermediate where such sales are concerned, we will on occasions display the pieces on our website and pass any enquiries onto our web visitor so that they can conduct their sale on a one to one basis.

Eileen says "I bought them in 1984 in Germany and they were made before that year.
1) Berchtesgaden 13.5 in. x 11 in.
2) Rotenburg 13.5 in. x 11 in.
The both have the authentic B & G signature. They have only been displayed for a few months altogether and are in pristine condition with no cracks."

If you are interested please contact us and we will pass your details on to Eileen who will contact you personally.




Please note:

We (the Marquetry Society) do not, and will not, act as brokers, intermediaries or sellers for, or on behalf, of any of our contributors.

We will however, and purely as a goodwill gesture, forward your enquiry onto the owner of the piece in question so that you and the owner can conduct any sales or transactions personally and between yourselves.

Our strict policy is that we do not become involved in any transactions other than our own which have previously been verified and agreed by our executive committee at a meeting set up for that purpose.

The forwarding of your enquiry will be done strictly as a goodwill gesture and for no other purpose.


Neuschwanstein Castle
(Photo courtesy of  Chuck Fagan)



Neuschwanstein Castle label
(Photo courtesy of  Chuck Fagan)


(Photo courtesy of  Eileen Alicea)



Rothenburg label
(Photo courtesy of  Eileen Alicea)


(Photo courtesy of  Eileen Alicea)


Berchtesgaden label
(Photo courtesy of  Eileen Alicea)

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Information on the valuation of Wood Inlay or Marquetry pieces

Please note that we (The Marquetry Society) are unable to give market reference valuations on any marquetry, or wood inlay works, or pieces of any kind.

Any such value information as we do give on this web site has been derived from references to published information made available by the appropriate auction houses.

If you wish to obtain an accurate valuation for your wood inlay or marquetry piece/s, we would recommend you approach a relevant auction house for an up to date and accurate current valuation assessment.

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